1999 Dodge Durango SLT from North America - Comments

19th Aug 2005, 23:45

Hello, my name is Joe, I’ve been experiencing a stalling problem for the last 2-3 months on my 1999 Dodge Durango SLT 4x4 5.9. I’ve replaced Coil Pack, 02 Sensors, Evaporator purge solenoid and vehicle speed sensor prior to smog test. My check engine light still comes on and still reads the old last known error in the (ECM Computer). It will stall, of course engine compartment is pretty hot due to my location up in the High Desert, wait 5, 10, sometimes 20 minutes it will crank back up. All gauges work in the instrument panel except gas gauge reads empty, I would know if its ready to crank up when the fuel tank gauge registers to the level. I’ve taken it to the Dealer of course they ran their diagnostic each time they came out with something different. It’s getting pretty expensive bringing it to the dealer, the last diagnostic was the ECM Computer that they came up with, please share your problem. thanks Joe D.

6th Sep 2005, 18:09

Hi.

I have a 1999 Dodge Durango 4x4 SLT 5.9L. At about 100k miles we replaced the transmission and everything had been OK since. At about 130k miles had spark plugs, cables and distributor rotor replaced and then just about suddenly the vehicle started stalling. We wait for a 5-15 minutes and it will start, but there is no particular pattern as to when it will stall again. Further, I noticed that every once in a while it will show "No bus" in the odometer.

The dealership believes it is not the computer because when it quits (according to them) it quits there is not stalling etc. I know a few people have experienced this problem, but I really did not find any solution.

2nd Oct 2005, 04:20

I am having stalling problems with my 99 Durango. The dealer cannot duplicate the problem so they can't fix it. They have replaced several parts, done a tune up, etc, at a cost of over $1200.00 to date, and still can't find the problem. Also, the a/c & heat stopped working around the same time. It stalled for the very first time this summer, just as I was approaching an intersection, with with my kids in the back. We almost got plowed over by a semi at a traffic light on a 55 mph road. I lost power steering and BRAKES, and thankfully ran into a ditch because the road curved. I was actually aiming for a tree so as not to cross the intersection. My husband bought this as a baby shower gift for me and now I don't allow my kids to be driven in it. It still looks good sitting in the driveway, but come on, the north country winter is coming and I need my 4wd. Please report your problem to the NHTSA and DODGE and get a case number, many lives are at stake! IF you know the answer to really fixing the problem, please post it. We're desperate and cannot afford to buy a new car. We still owe $9800 on this one. Thanks and God Bless.

19th Mar 2006, 08:46

We have a 1999 Dodge Durango SLT that stalls and dies for no reason and with no warning. It seems to stall after the vehicle is warm and has been running a short while. We wait for a 5-15 minutes and it will start, but there is no particular pattern as to when it will stall again other than the vehicle is warm. We’ve taken it to have the diagnostics run and each time the fault is not duplicated. I have run the diagnostics myself at a local chain parts store, and it has turned up nothing.

During one stall on a major county road, we were almost plowed into by a semi and several other vehicles. We were missed by a matter of inches. We have endured threats, verbal abuse, various hand and arm gestures, and even what we believe to have been a gun pointed at us. Our Durango has become extremely hazardous to drive.

Dodge needs to address this issue, and quickly.

17th Jun 2006, 22:01

Has anyone figured out the NO BUS and stalling of the Durangos? Mine is a '99 with 138,000 miles and is doing the same thing - dies without warning, NO BUS in the odometer field, starts back up after 5-10 minutes like nothing happened. No one has had any luck diagnosing the problem, the computer shows no codes. After reading some posts on other websites, I replaced the Crank Position Sensor, to no avail, it still dies. My next logical step is replacing the PCM (computer) and cross my fingers.

19th Jun 2006, 19:43

Random Stalling: It is the computer located on the passenger side of the engine compartment. I went through the same thing until we tracked it down. I'm electrical engineer and it took several days to fault isolate the problem to a rather poorly manufactured connector on the computer. Can't be repaired, only replaced. This is a known problem and one of the reasons that I will never buy another Dodge. It is a mfr. defect and should be replaced for free, but Dodge claims otherwise... even though thousands have failed in dangerous situations.

30th Jun 2006, 01:13

Random stalling comment from 19 June 06: As it is now a few days after your post and fix you described, have you experienced the problem again? Mine just started stalling today, 4 times over several hours. 99 SLT, 70,000 miles. I'm headed to trusted mechanic tomorrow and would like to take him as much real world / anecdotal info as possible. Thanks.

1st Jul 2006, 18:45

We purchased a 99 Dodge Durango about a month ago for my 20 year old daughter. Within a few days the car stalled and has periodically stalled for no reason several times. Of course it will not do it at the mechanics and they have just had it for 2 weeks trying to diagnose the problem. They replaced the Crank Sensor and we just picked it up and had it probably 10 min when it once again stalled, but, started right up. This is extremely frustrating as I want my daughter to be safe. To trade it in would cost her a lot of money and to sell it to someone else unethical. This seems to be a problem with this vehicle yet no one can nail down the exact problem with it. I am not wanting to spend 1000's of $$$ on maybes.

HELP!

Julie's mom.

1st Jul 2006, 23:57

I am having a problem with my 2005 Dodge Durango stalling for no reason. I have had it to the dealer several times this time twice in one week and they kept it over the holiday week end. need help to find out what to do.

19th Aug 2006, 06:32

I have a 1998 Durango, 4x4, 5.9L... Beefy fun car... WHEN IT WORKS. For the last couple of weeks I've been having a similar stalling problem. Most times it is 4 minutes into the trip (almost exactly). Sometimes it will restart right away, other times it takes hours. The ASD relay and fuse is good, getting the voltage to the coil, but NO spark to the coil or fuel injector right after it stalls. New Throttle Position Sensor, new Crankshaft Position (newer anyway), new battery, and now I just ordered a PCM from online. It's costing me $90 more bringing the total to some $330 or more plus amazing headaches and stalls in horrible places. Should be interesting. I'm an engineer and am having trouble figuring this one out... HELP???